Back in June, DICE revealed that its upcoming Battlefield entry will feature a battle royale mode, but further information about the developer's take on the mode has been missing until now. In a new trailer detailing the various modes and new gameplay mechanics of Battlefield V, seen above, the studio shared a few tidbits regarding the battle royale mode, which now has the name Firestorm.
It's a fitting name, as players will be surrounded by a shrinking ring of fire in this mode, taking place in the largest map ever created for a Battlefield game, which will feature the series' now iconic destruction mechanics as well as plenty of vehicles and weapons to inflict that said destruction.
Calling it a reimagining of battle royale, DICE revealed that Firestorm will pit 16 four-player teams against each other. This might mean the game won't feature the traditional free for all experience of other royale games.
Those wanting to try it out the game before it launches later this year can do so via the beta that's running right now. It is currently restricted to anyone subscribing to an EA subscription program and those who've pre-ordered the shooter, but it will open its doors to everyone on September 6. However, take note that Firestorm mode is not part of the beta.
Following the one month delay that hit it last week, Battlefield V is now slated to launch on November 20 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It is also part of EA's new Origin Access Premier program, which will give subscribers full access to the game earlier than others.